Statement on Recent Escalation of Violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Burma said: “I am deeply concerned about reports that nearly 400 people have been killed in the last week and close to 38,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes in Rakhine State, Myanmar. I utterly condemn this escalation of violence over the last week and urge both the civilian-led and military-led sections of the Myanmar Government to immediately bring an end to the violence.  Humanitarian organisations must urgently be granted access so that humanitarian relief can be delivered. Continue reading

Eid al-Adha Message

"As millions of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha this year, I would like to send my heartfelt wishes and salaams to all those marking this wonderful day with their family, friends and neighbours.   Continue reading

Statement on Bethnal Green Acid Attack

Last night in Bethnal Green, the police were called to an incident involving two people who were sprayed with acid whilst in their car. Responding to the event, Rushanara said: "This is yet another incident this year involving a corrosive substance in East London. Since the beginning of July, the police have arrested and charged 6 individuals involved in 5 separate acid attacks. It is completely unacceptable that these kinds of attacks are becoming so common." Continue reading

Statement on Acid Attacks

On Thursday night two teenage boys were arrested after five acid attacks took place across East London. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP joins Tower Hamlets teachers and pupils to deliver petition signed by thousands calling on Government to reverse school funding cuts

The Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali today joined teachers and students from schools in Tower Hamlets to deliver a petition signed by thousands from the borough​calling for the Government to scrap its proposed cuts to school funding.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP condemns rise in hate crime and acid attacks

In the last few weeks East London has witnessed an increase in acid attacks while hate crime directed towards Muslims is on the rise nationally. In response Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali said: Continue reading

Rushanara Ali's Statement on the Terrorist Attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque

On 19 June 2017 there was a horrific terrorist attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque injuring at least ten people.    Continue reading

Rushanara Ali's Statement on the Terrorist Attack in London Bridge

On 3rd June 2017, an attack took place in the Southwark district of London, England, when a van mounted the pavement of London Bridge and was driven into pedestrians. Eight people were killed and 48 were injured, including four unarmed police officers who attempted to stop the assailants. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's Statement on Manchester Terrorist Attack

On 22nd May 2017 a terrorist attack took place at the Manchester Arena. Twenty-three adults and children were killed and 250 were injured, 59 taken to hospital, and 23 classified as critically injured. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP Visits Crossrail Development in Whitechapel

On 3rd March, Rushanara Ali, visited the Whitechapel section of the Crossrail development. Given a tour of the tunnel, eastbound and west bound platforms and renovation of original entrance by Crossrail’s Chief Executive, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, this was Rushanara’s second trip to the site, following an initial visit in November 2013. Continue reading